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AFFIRMANCE-DAY, GENERAL. In the English Court of Exchequer, is a day appointed by the judges of the common pleas, and barons of the exchequer, to be held a few days after the beginning of every term for the general affirmance or reversal of judgments. 2 Tidd. 1091.

DAMAGES, GENERAL, torts. General damages are such as the law implies to have accrued from the act of a tort-feasor. To call a man a thief, or commit an assault and battery upon his person, are examples of this kind. In the first case the law presumes that calling a man a thief must be injurious to him, with showing that it is so. Sir W. Jones, 196; 1 Saund. 243, b. n. 5; and in the latter case, the law implies that his person has been more or less deteriorated, and that the injured party is not required to specify what injury he has sustained, nor to prove it. Ham. N. P. 40; 1 Chit. Pl. 386; 2 L.R. 76; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3584.

GENERAL. This word has several meanings, namely: 1. A principal officer, particularly in the army. 2. Something opposed to special; as, a general verdict, the general issue, which expressions are used in contradistinction to special verdict, special issue. 3. Principal, as the general post office. 4. Not select, as a general ship. (q. v.) 5. Not particular, as a general custom. 6. Not limited, as general jurisdiction. 7. This word is sometimes annexed or prefixed to other words to express or limit the extent of their signification; as Attorney General, Solicitor General, the General Assembly, &c.

HEIR, GENERAL. Heir at common in the English law. The heir at common law is he who, after his father or ancestor's death has a right to, and is introduced into all his lands, tenements and hereditaments. He must be of the whole blood, not a bastard, alien, &c. Bac. Abr. Heir, B 2; Coparceners; Descent.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In this section, we first generalize the notion of the generalized (ph, , p, th, m)-invexities, and then recall some important auxiliary results for the problem (P) on hand.
You may not need to take it to that extreme, but if you want your dog to perform his behaviors as well in public as he does in the privacy of your own home, you will need to help him learn how to generalize.
Survey methodology, intended to generalize, can not feasibly assess products, at the level of real user product interaction.
This suggests an alternative criterion by which to judge changes in student performance--namely, that achievement gains on test items that measure particular skills or understandings may be meaningful even if the student's overall test score does not fully generalize to other exams.
In this paper, we generalize some of the results in [6] which carry over when nilpotent groups are replaced by solvable groups.
One activity that enables the students to generalize about curriculum beyond the K-12 environment is developing a curriculum that is common to us all--a Master of Arts curriculum in educational leadership.
Even if the outcomes of the treatment and control groups differ significantly, we cannot be sure that the results will generalize to other locations and to other grades.
According to this view, therefore, contingencies arranged for some subclasses may generalize to all of the others.
Also, we generalize the relative results of generalized m-power matrices to the ones of generalized m-power transformations.